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European Judo Championships in Prague in November
European Judo Championships in Prague in November
6 Apr 2020 17:15

The European Judo Championships in Prague that was postponed from April to June is now again postponed and will be held from 8-10- November from Sunday until Tuesday. The European Judo Championships of 2021 were already given to Lisbon and The Czech Judo Federation and organisation were determined to organise it this year. All EJU scheduled until the end of July are cancelled, like tournaments, training camps, seminars and festival.

The IJF postponed the end of the qualification period to 29 June 2021 and meanwhile approved the new date for the European Championships in November. The IJF is in the process of investigating a new qualification system in which continental championships can be included.

Recently the European Championships in Prague were rescheduled from April to 19-21 June and are supposed to be the first home Europeans for World number one Lukas Krpalek. The Czech took the Olympic title U100kg in 2016 and is now world ranking leader in his current heavyweight category. The O2 Arena is supposed to be the venue.

The senior Europeans were held in Prague in 1991. Czech Republic also organized Junior European Championships in 2007 and European U23 in 2012. So far the European Championships were only cancelled in 1956 when the political environment was too instable too guarantee safe championships. Ten years ago in April 2010 the Europeans were in danger due to the volcanic events that took place in Iceland when 20 countries closed their airspace.

Meanwhile the IJF suspended the Olympic qualification due to the Covid-19 global health crisis. All IJF competitions until at least June 30 2020 continue to be suspended.

The Cadet European Championships were scheduled for 2-5 July in Riga (LTU) are postponed until 28 November until 1 December (Sat-Tue)

The Junior European Championships will be combined with the European U23 Championships and held in Porec in Crotia at 11-15 November. The Luxembourg Judo Federation will remain organiser of the Junior European Championships in 2021.

The European Club Championships (Europa League and Champions League) are cancelled.